New bridge in South Norfolk opens to traffic Thursday

Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The new Poindexter St. Bridge in Historic South Norfolk opened to traffic on Oct. 29.

The bridge serves as a replacement for the 22nd St Bridge, which closed in 2018 after 80 years of service.

The Poindexter S. Bridge helps motorists cross a major rail line that separates Chesapeake from Norfolk, which makes it easier for traffic to move East and West from Norfolk and Chesapeake.

Drivers can also take the bridge on their way to and from Portsmouth by way of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, which aligns with Poindexter St.

The city had planned a grand opening celebration for Nov. 6, but it has been postponed. Stay with WAVY for updates when the new ceremony date is released.

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